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Fall Smallmouths: The Topwater Dossier

Panfish

Basin Crappie Roundup

Catfish

How to Catch Bullheads for Bait

Bass

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue fingers. Bass

Fall Smallmouths: The Topwater Dossier

Matt Straw - November 11, 2019

Never give up on surface action until winter rips the topwater rod from your cold, blue...

Fall can be one of the greatest times of the year to load the boat with big green fish. Bass

Fire Up for Fall Largemouths

Steve Quinn

Fall can be one of the greatest times of the year to load the boat with big green fish.

Bass pros share some of their favorite techniques that led to financial gains. Bass

Tournament Money Makers for More Bass

Sean Ostruszka

Bass pros share some of their favorite techniques that led to financial gains.

Selecting a jig trailer that matches fishing conditions often makes all the difference. Bass

Jig Trailers for Bass

Steve Quinn - October 22, 2019

Selecting a jig trailer that matches fishing conditions often makes all the difference.

Walleye

Numerous studies continue to show that muskie stocking has little to no impact on walleye populations. Walleye

Walleye Issues: Esocid Factors

Cory Schmidt - October 10, 2019

Numerous studies continue to show that muskie stocking has little to no impact on walleye...

These open-water patterns will help you in your search for giant walleye. Walleye

Open-Water Strategies for Giant Walleye

Steve Ryan - September 23, 2019

These open-water patterns will help you in your search for giant walleye.

Triggering big fish is all about putting something down there that moves like animals walleyes eat. Walleye

Walleye Lures: A Shade Beyond Convention

Cory Schmidt - September 18, 2019

Triggering big fish is all about putting something down there that moves like animals walleyes...

We asked guides, pros, editors, and other major players what walleye jig they could least live without. Walleye

Top-Rated Walleye Jigs for Select Situations

Matt Straw - October 14, 2019

We asked guides, pros, editors, and other major players what walleye jig they could least live...

Catfish

For many anglers, bullheads are the gateway fish to larger catfish species. Catfish

How to Catch Bullheads for Bait

Steve Ryan - November 06, 2019

For many anglers, bullheads are the gateway fish to larger catfish species.

If your goal is to catch as many as possible when you go catfishing, dipbaits are the way to go. Catfish

Dipbaits for Channel Cats

Dan Anderson

If your goal is to catch as many as possible when you go catfishing, dipbaits are the way to...

South Dakota fishery biologists voided the state's oldest record fish, a channel catfish caught by Roy Groves in 1949. Catfish

South Dakota's State-Record Channel Catfish Reconsidered

In-Fisherman - October 17, 2019

South Dakota fishery biologists voided the state's oldest record fish, a channel catfish...

Research continues to indicate that channel cats commonly live beyond 20 years of age here. Catfish

Tracking the Renowned Red River Catfish

Cory Schmidt

Research continues to indicate that channel cats commonly live beyond 20 years of age here.

Panfish

Late fall is basin time. Panfish

Basin Crappie Roundup

Matt Straw - November 08, 2019

Late fall is basin time.

Studies suggest that the largest fish within a group can out-compete smaller individuals of the same species for food. Panfish

Do the Biggest Perch Bite First?

Dr. Rob Neumann - November 01, 2019

Studies suggest that the largest fish within a group can out-compete smaller individuals of...

A dropper line offering a secondary lure has proven deadly on shallow panfish and bass. Panfish

Tailgunner Rigging for Panfish

Rob Neumann with Jeff Simpson - June 25, 2019

A dropper line offering a secondary lure has proven deadly on shallow panfish and bass.

Balanced jigging lures for big panfish may be the least understood category of ice lures, yet they have remarkable traits. Panfish

Balance Lures for Big Panfish

Cory Schmidt - March 07, 2019

Balanced jigging lures for big panfish may be the least understood category of ice lures, yet...

Pike & Muskie

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make those dreams a reality. Pike & Muskie

Top Pike Destinations

Steve Ryan - October 28, 2019

If your passion runs deep for giant pike, these top destinations offer the opportunity to make...

As muskie guide Captain Jon Bondy will tell you, muskies aren't ”most other fish.” Pike & Muskie

Catching Muskies on Bondy Baits

Gord Pyzer

As muskie guide Captain Jon Bondy will tell you, muskies aren't ”most other fish.”

Dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods. Pike & Muskie

Lake of the Woods Muskie Trends, Tactics & Threats

Cory Schmidt - September 26, 2019

Dramatic changes have reshaped Lake of the Woods.

When the target is pike, well-rounded anglers always include spoons in their arsenal. Pike & Muskie

Spoons: A Lifetime of Lessons for Giant Pike Fishing

Jack Penny

When the target is pike, well-rounded anglers always include spoons in their arsenal.

Trout & Salmon

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels. Trout & Salmon

Float Fishing Steelhead

Matt Straw

Float rigs for steel during fluctuating water levels.

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important. Trout & Salmon

Soft Beads for Steelhead

Matt Straw - October 30, 2017

For steelhead, texture and the passage of light through an egg is important.



Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeit Trout & Salmon

Tactics For Tailwater Trout

Chris Hoffman - October 13, 2017

Don Wirth: When cold water rushes through the turbines of a dam, an incredible, albeit

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet. Trout & Salmon

World's Best Lake Trout Waters

Matt Straw - September 07, 2017

A look at the best lake trout waters on the planet.

Other Fish

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America. Other Fish

Alligator Gar: North America's Greatest Sportfish

Steve Ryan - April 02, 2019

Alligator gar are the largest scaled freshwater fish in North America.

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural baits and commercial options. Other Fish

Best Carp Baits Today

Dan Johnson - June 29, 2018

To guide your carp quest, we've lined up the best carp baits that are easy-to-fish natural...



Lots of Rainy River Lake Sturgeon surpassing 50 inches, with a good shot at fish to 70 inches Other Fish

Rainy River Lake Sturgeon

Rob Neumann - January 24, 2017

Lots of Rainy River Lake Sturgeon surpassing 50 inches, with a good shot at fish to 70...

A trip with Guide Jason Schultz up the Snake River into the head of Hell's Canyon for giant white Other Fish

Snake River White Sturgeon

Doug Stange - March 23, 2016

A trip with Guide Jason Schultz up the Snake River into the head of Hell's Canyon for giant...

Ice Fishing

Pre-baiting an ice-fishing spot to attract your targeted species, and chumming your hole while you're fishing, may be the most overlooked facet of the sport. Ice Fishing

Baiting for More Ice Bites

Gord Pyzer - March 12, 2019

Pre-baiting an ice-fishing spot to attract your targeted species, and chumming your hole while...

Targeting the largest predators puts tackle and tactics to their ultimate test. Ice Fishing

Custom Setups for the Toughest Predators

Steve Ryan - January 16, 2019

Targeting the largest predators puts tackle and tactics to their ultimate test.

Correlating temperature changes with location in winter might ultimately allow us to plan on certain responses. Ice Fishing

Water Temperatures Under Ice, The Ghost Factor

Matt Straw - January 13, 2016

Correlating temperature changes with location in winter might ultimately allow us to plan on...

Catching whitefish, what more could the winter angler ask for? Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing Giant Whitefish

Gord Pyzer - January 01, 2016

Catching whitefish, what more could the winter angler ask for?

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